Advanced Scuba Training

Continue your adventures and get the skills and experience you need to dive the world’s best dive sites, with SSI advanced training programs. Whatever your passion is, we have an SSI Specialty for your needs, because you can choose from over 20 individual programs. When you complete a certain number specialties, you’ll also automatically earn the SSI Specialty Diver, SSI Advanced Open Water Diver and SSI Master Diver ratings. These ratings display your competency and build a solid base for more adventures to come. If you can’t decide which Specialty programs are the best choice for you, take SSI’s Advanced Adventurer program! SSI´s Advanced was created so that you can try out 5 Specialty Programs before you commit to completing one or more full programs. It’s a great way to experience what advanced training is all about with the option to receive credit towards the full Specialty certification any time after. Save with our popular Divemaster Specialty bundle. This enticing bundle is a great way to get certified to dive deeper, enjoy longer dives, go night diving and more – ensuring you are on the right track to qualify for the coveted SSI Divemaster rating and got the necessary qualifications to fully explore the world’s most iconic dive sites.

Become an advanced diver

Continue your career by becoming an Assistant Instructor, or immediately combine your training by joining an Assistant Instructor and Instructor Training Course (ITC) to qualify as an Open Water Instructor. Becoming a scuba instructor is just the beginning of an exciting career pathway. When you’re ready for more adventure, dive beyond recreational limits with Extended Range, and immerse in the ultimate sport of Freediving.

Advanced Adventurer

The SSI Advanced Adventurer is the best way to try out various specialty programs without committing to a full program. Continue your education to become a relaxed diver, lower your air consumption and discover the diving you love! Start today!

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Boat Diving

Discover pristine dive sites that cannot be reached from shore and experience the excitement of liveaboard diving. Learn all you need to dive from boats with the SSI Boat Diving Specialty. Start today!

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Stress & Rescue

Learn to identify stress, prevent accidents, and learn rescue diver skills with this essential Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty program. Help yourself and other divers to stay safe. Get started now!

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Dry Suit Diving

Become a dry suit diver and dive all year, anywhere in the world. Join the Dry Suit Diving specialty today and learn all the knowledge and skills you need to safely and comfortably dive in a dry suit.

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Enriched Air Nitrox Level 2 (40%)

Extend your dive time, shorten your surface intervals and spend more time exploring the dive sites you love, with the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty certification program.

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Equipment Techniques

Learn about diving equipment maintenance and how to choose and store your kit for maximum performance and longevity. Get the most from your dive kit investment with the Equipment Techniques Specialty.

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Night Diving and Limited Visibility

Diving does not end when the sun goes down! Become a night diver and meet the incredible marine life that only comes out at night. Join the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty program.

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Become a better, more confident diver who always knows where they are going. Learn how to use a dive compass, natural navigation techniques and more. Join the SSI Navigation specialty today!

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Search & Recovery

Make lost items a thing of the past with the SSI Search & Recovery specialty program. You will learn all you need to plan and conduct search and recovery dives, so you can find lost items with ease.

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Waves, Tides & Currents

Take control of your dives no matter the conditions with the SSI Waves, Tides and Currents specialty. Learn all you need to go diving in currents, waves and rivers, enjoy shore diving and learn about the environmental conditions that affect dive sites.

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Many exciting and iconic dive sites lie in deeper waters. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will get you there - safely and with confidence. Learn how to plan and conduct dives to between 18 and 40 meters deep with SSI.

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Do you want to explore iconic towering shipwrecks and dive World War airplanes covered in vibrant marine life? Discover the world of wreck diving and get started today with the SSI Wreck Diving Specialty program.

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Scooter / DPV

Enjoy longer dives, explore further and cover a larger area on every dive. Become an SSI Scooter/DPV Specialty Diver. Get started today.

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The SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty is the best way to improve your body position for relaxed dives, lower your air consumption and increase your bottom times. Take control of your enjoyment. Start online now!

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Photo & Video

Learn how to take underwater photos that capture your dive highlights and incredible marine life encounters with the SSI Photo & Video Specialty program. Get started online today.

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Science Of Diving

Immerse in physics, physiology, decompression theory and the aquatic environment with the online SSI Science of Diving Specialty. You will be halfway to earning your Divemaster rating. Get started now!

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Decompression Diving

Do you want to learn how to safely perform a decompression dive while still using your recreational total diving system? Are you interested in using your dive computer’s advanced features? Learn how to go beyond no-decompression limits with the SSI Decompression Diving Specialty certification.

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React Right - Course Combination (FA, CPR, AED, O2)

Learn how to manage emergencies and act as a first responder with the SSI React Right specialty. This is the best emergency first response course there is and includes first aid, CPR skills, oxygen administration and much more. Start today!

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Gas Blender Nitrox/Trimix

Are you interested in the art of mixing gasses for your dive adventures? The SSI Gas Blender program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to blend nitrox and helium-based mixed gas blends and enhance your technical diving knowledge.

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Become a Professional

Featured Destinations ideal for Advanced Scuba Training

Have you discovered MyDiveGuide? The world’s largest dive site database, MyDiveGuide connects you to more than 10,000 dive sites, including exciting specialist dives ideal for your training level. Check out our featured destinations for inspiration and combine your next dive vacation with SSI advanced training. Continue learning, log and share your dives and start exploring the world’s best dive sites today!

Diving in Hawaii

Every possible type of adventure can be found in ’tropical paradise’ Hawaii including dramatic jagged cliffs, active volcanoes and clear turquoise waters.

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Diving in Croatia

A historically rich country in Southeast Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is called “the country of a thousand islands”.

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Diving in Belize

Belize has the second largest barrier reef in the world and thus offers some of the best dive sites in the world.

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Diving in the Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelago composed of over 7,000 islands in three main regions: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

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Diving in Mauritius

Mauritius, an island of incomparable beauty, is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking coral reefs and marine life ever to be seen.

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Diving in the Maldives

An island nation located off the southwest coast of India in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is made up of 26 different ring-shaped reefs called, atolls.

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From the cool Atlantic waters of the Bay of Biscay in the north, to the warmer Mediterranean Sea to the south, Spain is perfect for year-round diving.

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Diving in Egypt

The Arab Republic of Egypt is a country that sits in the Northeast corner of Africa on the Mediterranean Sea to its north and the Red Sea to its east.

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Diving in French Polynesia

Famous for its romantic appeal and rich Polynesian culture, French Polynesia is also considered one of the best diving destinations in the world.

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Diving in French Polynesia

Famous for its romantic appeal and rich Polynesian culture, French Polynesia is also considered one of the best diving destinations in the world.

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